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WestJet rolls out new “Extended Comfort” seat option

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  •   04-11-2024  9:00 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet rolls out new “Extended Comfort” seat option
Pax Global Media

Economy travellers flying with WestJet can now book an “Extended Comfort” option, a “first-of-its-kind” upgrade, says the airline.

Extended Comfort, which launched Wednesday (April 10), is open to guests who book any Economy cabin fare (Basic, Econo, or EconoFlex) on board WestJet’s 737 and 787 aircraft.

WestJet calls the upgrade its “most relaxing economy seat option.” What does it entail? According to WestJet’s website, Extended Comfort passengers receive:

  • Seats with extra legroom (three to six inches)
  • Priority boarding (Zone 2) 
  • Early access to overhead bin space
  • Quicker exit upon arrival
  • A distinct section at the front of the Economy cabin
  • A complimentary alcoholic beverage during inflight service (based on flight duration, aircraft type and destination)

“The addition of Extended Comfort reaffirms WestJet’s commitment to providing a diverse range of products to enable guests to choose what best aligns with their travel preferences and budget,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Group’s executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. “Conveniently located at the front of the economy cabin, guests will benefit from an enhanced experience that is aligned with WestJet’s values of affordability and accessibility.”

WestJet says its Extended Comfort option can be selected anytime throughout the guest journey (in advance, at the time of booking, at check-in or post purchase through WestJet Manage Trips or through the WestJet app).

The fee charged is based on several factors including origin and destination, fare bundle purchased, date of travel and seat location, WestJet says.

Extended Comfort replaces WestJet’s Economy Cabin Preferred seating.

Any guest who previously purchased a Preferred seat for travel on or after April 10, will be treated to the new Extended Comfort experience at no additional charge, the airline says.  

For more information about Extended Comfort, click here.

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